Houston Christian's campus has been bustling with activity as students and teachers pivot to incorporate "normal" school activities into socially distant and meaningful events for our community. Our Robotics team is preparing for a remote presentation of their project and solution to the dilemma that they were presented as a part of the annual BEST robotics competition. Our athletic teams are training and competing against other teams that are meeting guidelines. Our classes are fully "live" and any student who has to miss due to potential illness is able to be a part of the important classwork.
In place of our fall play, HC Theatreworks will be presenting A Magical Showcase, a musical evening of different Disney songs, monologues, and scenes. Our students auditioned for this event and are excited to have this unique opportunity to share their talents with our community. The musical evening will be a ticketed on-campus "Drive-In" event hosted in the football stadium. Ticket prices start at $20 for a live performance on December 10 at 7 pm. Or view online the day after for a small donation to the fine arts program.
Our Distinguished Scholars Program had its first presentation night for the year. Our three seniors were able to share and defend their thesis projects virtually to fellow students and family members! You can check out their research topics here (start at minute 37:00).
Class of 2020 - Leadership & Entrepreneurial Spirit
Snacks abound once again in the Athletics hallway thanks to seniors Zach Munton and Mitchell Wallace. Earlier this semester, the students decided to rent the broken vending machine from the school to make some extra spending money. After having it repaired and restocking it, the machine became popular once again.
"We're already making a profit," Zach said.
Students can request specific snacks through their Instagram account @HC_Vendors. The favorites so far are Sour Skittles and Hot Cheetos.
Both Zach and Mitchell believe this is a good opportunity to implement the business practices they are learning in their leadership classes. They both said it is giving them real life experience on the cost of running a business and the realities of sales. They won't ever purchase snacks again.
"We wouldn't waste our money," Mitchell said.